At Bethany Lutheran Health Services we are following all the CDC recommendations to protect our residents and community members. The following has been in effect for the last two weeks and will continue until we are directed on new procedures. Please check our Facebook page or our website for up to date information.
We had both residents and staff receive the vaccine on Monday. Some received their 1st dose and many received their 2nd dose. We are still waiting for information on when and what guidelines will be once vaccination is fully completed. There is a 21 day post 2nd vaccine timeline until it is considered to be fully effective. I am happy to announce that we have had no new positive cases in 2 weeks so we are out of outbreak status. We will continue to test all staff twice a week. Residents are now tested only if they are symptomatic. We are very excited about this as it means we can begin in person visits in a limited capacity. In order to give everyone the opportunity for visits we are allowing each resident 1 visit per week. There is a max of 2 visitors per visit. The visit will last for 15 minutes and will be held in the main entry between the double doors. The resident and visitor will sit on opposite sides of a plexiglass window for the visit. Each person must wear a mask during the visit. Visitors will be screened prior to the start of the visit as well. If you are not feeling well please do not visit. You must pass the screening to visit. If you do not pass the screening you will be asked to leave and reschedule your visit. If you are interested in scheduling a visit please call the main office and they will assist you with scheduling. Visits are scheduled from 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday. There will be a 15 minute break between visits to allow for sanitizing and transporting residents to and from the visit area. When you arrive for your visit please go to the main front door and press the doorbell and a staff member will come assist you. Visits will begin on Friday January 22, 2021.
Angie, Interim Administrator
Since 1975, Bethany Lutheran Home has been dedicated to helping people meet the challenges and enjoy the blessings of aging. Bethany Lutheran Home was founded and sponsored by 15 area Lutheran churches in 1975. Today we embrace all faiths.
Bethany Heights originally began as an independent living facility in 1991. In 2008, as the needs of seniors who resided at Bethany changed, the facility was converted into a licensed assisted living facility. Bethany Heights offers apartment homes as well as additional services for seniors to ensure to meet the needs of each individual.
We strive to do our best in meeting the needs as well as desires of our residents and tenants as they reside at Bethany.